Thursday, January 26, 2023

Police: Fleeing Driver Nearly Plows Down Multiple People on Heritage Trail During High Speed Chase

A Monroe man was arrested and released without bail after nearly mowing down multiple people on the Heritage Trail and crashing into other vehicles during a high speed pursuit in Monroe, the New York State Police announced.

The accused maniac, Stetson Davis, age 29 of Monroe, was driving with no insurance, stolen license plates, a suspended driver’s license, and a suspended vehicle registration.

The wild chase unfolded at approximately 3:00pm on Saturday, January 21, 2023. A state trooper reported observing a gray 2018 Nissan Altima traveling north at a high rate of speed on Orange Turnpike in the Town of Monroe. According to police, when the driver observed the state police vehicle, he attempted to flee the area. The trooper lost sight of the suspect vehicle.

A short time later, the alert trooper reportedly observed the same Altima blow through a red traffic light at the intersection of Route 17M and Stage Road in the Village of Monroe. The trooper attempted to stop Davis, but he allegedly continued his attempts to elude police.

The lunatic is accused of leaving the roadway with his vehicle, driving over a sidewalk, and entering the Heritage Trail walking path. According to police, there were numerous people walking on the trail at the time. The quick-thinking trooper stopped the pursuit and did not chase the vehicle down the trail to avoid innocent bystanders from being plowed down by Davis.

The trooper notified Orange County 911 that the suspect vehicle was driving down the Heritage Trail.

Police staged in the area and waited. Davis reportedly turned around on the path and re-entered the roadway at an unsafe speed, striking two vehicles at the intersection of Stage Road and Lakes Road. According to police, nobody was injured in the collissions.

Davis was taken into custody and transported to the state police barracks in Monroe. He was charged with Reckless Endangerment in the 1st degree, a felony; Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th degree, both misdemeanors. He was also issued 12 traffic tickets.

Davis was given an appearance ticket and released without bail in accordance with New York State’s Bail Reform Act. He is scheduled to appear in the Village of Monroe Court on February 1, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

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